The EU REDD Facility collaborates with local, national and international stakeholders in the public and private sectors to contribute to the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Our actions focus on:

To inform policy dialogues on addressing tropical deforestation and inclusive growth, we have developed and contributed to a number of open-source tools on land-use planning, land-use finance and transparency in commodity trade. These tools are designed to be mastered quickly, through self-learning or training by the Facility.


The Land-use Planner

The Land-use Planner is an interactive economic tool to inform land-use planning processes. It helps stakeholders develop land-use scenarios in a simple and participatory way, compare social, economic and environmental impacts, and estimate the costs and benefits of policy decisions. It helps inform land-use decisions at jurisdictional level and can assist transitions to deforestation-free commodity production for a given territory or supply chain. The Land-use Planner has been used in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo have started to engage with the tool.



The Land-use Finance Tool

The Land-use Finance Tool offers methodological guidelines to countries, jurisdictions and their partners to map public and private investments that support forest and climate objectives, and those which might be driving deforestation. Comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of land-use investments is a key step to building robust REDD+ investment frameworks. Such analysis can also help leverage additional sources of funding, and support efforts to coordinate and align spending towards climate objectives. Côte d'Ivoire, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam have used the Tool to test this approach. The Tool's guidelines are available for download.



Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase)

Trase is an online platform that improves the transparency, clarity and accessibility of information on the commodity supply chains that drive tropical deforestation. It provides a comprehensive overview of the flows of a commodity from producer to consumer countries. It details information on specific actors, conditions and risks in particular supply chains. Trase is a global initiative, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy, to which the EU REDD Facility is a partner. The Facility supports interested governments harness such transparency for monitoring risks and opportunities in commodity production and trade.